Sagartiidae with well developed base. Column with cinclides and verrucae capable of attaching foreign bodies to themselves. Margin tentaculate. Sphincter well developed, mesogloeal. Tentacles fairly short, hexamerously arranged, extraordinarily numerous, their longitudinal muscles ectodermal. Oral disc more or less undulate. Two siphonoglyphs. Mesenteries hexamerously arranged, more numerous distally than proximally. More than 12 pairs of perfect mesenteries. Retractors of mesenteries fairly restricted, band-like. All stronger mesenteries fertile. Cnidom: spirocysts, basitrichs, microbasic p-mastigophors, microbasic amastigophors.
Actinia pedunculatus Pennant 1777
Definitions and contained taxa are those of Oscar Carlgren as published in 1949 : Kungl Svenska Vetenskapsakadamiens Handlingar, Series 4, Volume 1, Number 1
Electronic version made possible by NSF grant DEB95-21819 in the PEET program to D. G. Fautin.